Dr. Leith Davis (she, her) is a Professor in the Department of English and the Director of the Centre for Scottish Studies at Simon Fraser University. She is a co-founder of the Department of English's MA with Specialization in Print Culture. Her areas of specialization include:
- literature of the long eighteenth century
- media history
- cultural memory
- Scottish and Irish literature and culture
She is the author of Acts of Union: Scotland and the Negotiation of the British Nation, 1707-1832 (Stanford UP, 1998) and Music, Postcolonialism and Gender: The Construction of Irish Identity, 1724-1874 (U of Notre Dame Press, 2005) as well as co-editor of Scotland and the Borders of Romanticism (Cambridge UP, 2004) and Robert Burns and Transatlantic Culture (Ashgate, 2012). Her new book, Mediating Cultural Memory in Britain and Ireland: From the 1688 Revolution to the 1745 Jacobite Rising is forthcoming with Cambridge UP, and a co-edited volume (with Janet Sorensen) The International Companion to the Scottish Literatures of the Long Eighteenth Century for is in press with the Association for Scottish Literary Studies.
She is a recipient of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Medal for Academic Excellence (2010), the Cormack Teaching Award (2018) and the Amundsen Teaching Fellowship (2021).
A lover of traditional music and dance, Leith Davis plays piano, fiddle and stand-up bass with the Sybaritic String Band for their monthly dances as well as with other amateur musical groups around the Greater Vancouver area.